We all know that Christmas can be a stressful time. So why not get away from it all? Here’s our guide to the top five naked beaches for gay guys in the world. I can feel those rays already!
Club Orient Beach – Saint Martin Island, Caribbean
On the far right end of the famous Orient Bay, in front of Club Orient, lies the nude beach, with the chairs, umbrellas, bar, and restaurant open to all. The crowd ranges from slim to, well, the opposite, but everyone feels welcome. With a mix of straight and gay, beach-goers tend to be from the US and Europe.
Sandy Bay – Cape Town, South Africa
Western Cape’s clothing-optional beach is a half-hour drive south of central Cape Town and then a 20-minute walk to the beach. Parking is limited, so get there early. Rocky outcrops are nicely secluded. The water is cold (this is the Atlantic, not the Indian, ocean!) and it can get windy, so make sure you bring more than your body heat. Take Victoria Road from Camps Bay to Hout Bay. Turn off at Llandudno.
Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazi
This is Rio’s beach for anyone and everyone. The four kilometer stretch of white sand, located in the southern zone of the city, is bordered by trendy Avenida Atlantica and draws people of all walks of life, offering lots of scantilly clad eye candy of every type and persuasion. Not technically a nude beach, but home to the tiniest bikinis and speedos in the world – so no imagination needed.
Little Beach (Makena State Park) – Hawaii, USA
Maui’s nude beach is popular with gay guys. It’s called Little Beach (aka Puʻu Olai Beach), and it’s in Makena State Park.
DIRECTIONS: Go south of Wailea; about as far south as you can drive. One mile past the Maui Prince Hotel, turn right at the sign for Makena State Park. It’s easy to miss, so be on the lookout!
Turn into the parking lot. Walk towards the water and the “Big Beach.” Walk to the right (north) all the way to the end and hike up and over the lava-flow trail to get to the beach. Little Beach is a popular nude beach and on the far side you’ll find the gay hang-out.
Lady Jane Beach – Sydney, Australia
For beautiful surroundings (not to mention the gorgeous landscape), head out to the Lady Jane gay nude beach on a sunny afternoon. Nudity isn’t only optional here, it’s expected by the regulars (tourists have made a point of coming for a look-see). So drop those board shorts: eye candy awaits you, and maybe a little more if you’re lucky.